Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced the No More Ghost Money Act of 2013. The bill would prohibit illegal payments to foreign officials and would require a report to Congress on payments made by the CIA to employees, officers, and elected officials to foreign entities.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Introduces Resolution Recognizing International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced a House resolution recognizing the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. The resolution highlights the estimated nine million Americans who identify as gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), including the 2.5 million who are school-aged youth. The resolution also outlines the specific effects of homophobia and transphobia, including that anti-LGBT violence is the third most frequent bias crime in the United States.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) announced that San Leandro High School senior Sumedh Vedanthi was selected as the winner of the 31st annual Artistic Discovery High School Congressional Arts Competition representing California's 13th Congressional District. Congresswoman Lee announced the winner of this year’s competition during a ceremony at the Albert H. Dewitt Officers’ Club in Alameda on Saturday, May 11, 2013.